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The Executive Committee & KEY MANAGEMENT STAFF

Singapore Children’s Society is managed by an Executive Committee. As the highest policy and decision making body, the Executive Committee has the ultimate responsibility of ensuring that the Society is governed, and managed responsibly and prudently.

There are also five standing committees working hand in hand with the full time staff in the areas of Appeals, Information and Corporate Relations, Research and Advocacy, Social Work Service and Sunbeam Place (Children’s Residential Home). The Chief Executive Officer heads 180 staff comprising mainly counsellors and social workers.

All committee members are volunteers of Children’s Society and come from diverse backgrounds such as education, healthcare and business.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Mr Koh Choon Hui PJG, JP

Chairman

Mr Koh Choon Hui is the Chairman of Singapore Children’s Society, a position he held since 1978. He started volunteering with Singapore Children’s Society in 1975 as a member of the Appeals Standing Committee. He is also currently the Chairman of the Crisis Management Committee and the Remuneration and Human Resource Committee. In 2010, he was appointed as the Singapore Government’s Representative to the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children. Mr Koh is a Justice of the Peace and is Chairman of the Board of Visiting Justices and Board of Inspection, the Life Imprisonment Review Board, the President’s Pleasure Review Board and the Inmates’ Families Support Fund (IFSF). Mr Koh is presently Chairman of Singapore Pools.

Prof Ho Lai Yun BBM, JP

Vice Chairman

Prof Ho Lai Yun is the Vice Chairman of Singapore Children’s Society, a position he held since 2002. He started volunteering with Singapore Children’s Society in 1988 as a member of the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Standing Committee. He is currently the Chairperson of the Research and Advocacy Standing Committee and the Awards Committee, and led the Sunbeam Place Standing Committee as its Chairman from 2012 to 2015. Prof Ho is a Justice of the Peace. He is the Senior Consultant, Paediatrician and Neonatologist at the Singapore General Hospital and the Director of the Child Development Programme, Ministry of Health at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital. He is also a Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School.

Mr Tan Suee Chieh

Vice Chairman

Mr Tan Suee Chieh is the Vice Chairman of Singapore Children’s Society, a position he held since 2008. He started volunteering with Singapore Children’s Society in 1992 as a member of the Appeals Standing Committee. He is currently the Chairperson of the Audit Committee. Mr Tan was the Group Chief Executive Officer of NTUC Enterprise from 2013 to 2017. He was appointed director of NTUC Income in 2003 and was its Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to 2013. Mr Tan serves on the Boards of several NTUC social enterprises and is a Trustee of the Singapore LSE Trust.

Assoc Prof Cuthbert Teo Eng Swee PPA (G)

Honorary Secretary

Assoc Prof Cuthbert Teo Eng Swee is the Honorary Secretary of Singapore Children's Society since 2015. He started volunteering with Singapore Children’s Society in 1999 as a member of the Research Committee. He was the Chairperson of the Research and Advocacy Standing Committee from 2012 till 2015. Assoc Prof Teo is a Senior Consultant of the Forensic Medicine Division, Health Sciences Authority, and Senior Lecturer at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS. Assoc Prof Teo is also a Director of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore and the Singapore Medical Association, Centre for Medical Ethics and Professionalism. 

Mr Ho Lon Gee

Honorary Treasurer

Mr Ho Lon Gee is the Honorary Treasurer since 2017. He started volunteering with Singapore Children’s Society in 2008. Mr Ho has held the position of Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Assistant Treasurer on a rotational basis from 2009 to 2017. He is also the Chairperson of the Investment Committee. Mr Ho is the CEO and Managing Director of Tricor Singapore Pte Ltd. He is also a director of Singapore Medical Group Ltd.

Mrs Maria Shiu-Siu Lai Yee

Honorary Assistant Secretary

Mrs Maria Shiu-Siu Lai Yee is the Honorary Assistant Secretary of Singapore Children's Society since 2014. She started volunteering with Singapore Children’s Society in 2002 as a member of the Research and Advocacy Standing Committee. She is also a member of the Research Committee since 2002. 

Ms Theresa Sim May Ling

Honorary Assistant Treasurer

Ms Theresa Sim May Ling is the Honorary Assistant Treasurer since 2017. She was the Honorary Treasurer of Singapore Children's Society from 2011 to 2013 and from 2015 to 2017, and the Honorary Assistant Treasurer from 2013 to 2015. She is currently a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Ms Sim serves as a Board Member of the Wildlife Reserves Singapore Conservation Fund and the Singapore Centre for Social Enterprise Ltd. 

Dr Agnes Chang Shook Cheong

Member

Dr Agnes Chang Shook Cheong is a member of the Executive Committee, Singapore Children’s Society, a position she held since 2004. She started volunteering with Singapore Children’s Society in 2004 and is the Vice Chairperson of the Social Work Service Standing Committee. Dr Chang is the Academic Advisor of an institution which specialises in the training of pre-school teachers and pre-school leaders.

Mr Alex Lee Ka But PBM, JP

Member

Mr Alex Lee Ka But is a member of the Executive Committee, Singapore Children’s Society, a position he held since 1999. He started volunteering with Singapore Children’s Society in 1998 as the Honorary Consultant for the Society. He is the Chairperson of the Sunbeam Place Standing Committee since 2015 and was previously the Chairperson of the Social Work Service Standing Committee from 2005 to 2015. Mr Lee is a Justice of the Peace, Member of the Panel of Advisers to the Youth Court and Member of the Board of Visiting Justices and Board of Inspection. He was formerly the Chief Executive Officer of the National Council of Social Service, a position he last held in 1997.

Mr Kurt Wee Chorng Kien

Member

Mr Kurt Wee Chorng Kien is a member of the Executive Committee, Singapore Children’s Society, a position he held since 2008. He started volunteering with Singapore Children’s Society in 2008. He is currently the Chairperson of the Appeals Standing Committee. Mr Wee is the President of the Association of Small & Medium Enterprises. He is a Director of the Conrad and Ottess Private Asset Management Limited.

Dr Lim Lee Ching

Member

Dr Lim Lee Ching is a member of the Executive Committee, Singapore Children’s Society, a position he held since 2013. He started volunteering with Singapore Children’s Society in 2010 as a member of the Information and Corporate Relations Standing Committee. He is the Chairperson of the Information and Corporate Relations Standing Committee since 2016. Dr Lim is a senior lecturer at SIM University.

Mdm Rashidah Bte Abdul Rasip PPA(P)

Member

Mdm Rashidah Bte Abdul Rasip is a member of the Executive Committee, Singapore Children’s Society, a position she held since 2008. She started volunteering with Singapore Children’s Society in 2007 as a member of the Social Work Service Standing Committee. Mdm Rashidah was a Senior Quality Assessor with the School Appraisal Branch, Ministry of Education and a former CEO of MENDAKI. She is currently the Principal of Hougang Primary School.

Capt Suresh Menon

Member

Capt Suresh Menon is a member of the Executive Committee, Singapore Children’s Society, a position he held since 2016. He started volunteering with Singapore Children’s Society in 1999 and is the Vice Chairman of the Sunbeam Place Standing Committee. He was also a nominated member of the Executive Committee in 2015. Capt Menon is a Management Pilot with Singapore Airlines and an Associate Member of the Airline Pilots Association Singapore (ALPA-S).

Ms Tan Khiaw Ngoh

Member

Ms Tan Khiaw Ngoh is a member of the Executive Committee, Singapore Children’s Society, as well as the Chairperson of the Social Work Service Standing Committee. She started volunteering with Singapore Children’s Society in 1999 as its Honorary Treasurer, and has held the position of Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Assistant Treasurer on a rotational basis from 1999 to 2006. She was also the Honorary Secretary from 2014 to 2015. Ms Tan is a Board Member of the National Council of Social Service. She is a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Assoc Prof Teng Su Ching PBM, JP

Member

Assoc Prof Teng Su Ching is a member of the Executive Committee, Singapore Children’s Society, a position she held since 1996. She started volunteering with Singapore Children’s Society in 1991 as a member of the Appeals Standing Committee. She was the Chairperson of the Information and Corporate Relations Standing Committee from 1998 to 2016. Assoc Prof Teng is a Justice of the Peace and is the Director of the Centre for Continuing and Professional Education, and Head of General Studies Programme and University Core Curriculum at School of Human Development and Social Services, Singapore University of Social Sciences. 

Mr Ronald Liew Wing Kong

Co-opted Member

Mr Ronald Liew Wing Kong is a co-opted member of the Executive Committee, Singapore Children’s Society, a position he held since 2016. Since 2013, he was appointed the ambassador for the Society’s fundraising programme 1000 Enterprises for Children-in-Need (1000E). He was also the Chairman of the Council of Ambassadors for two of the Society’s fundraising programmes, the 1000E and the 1000 Philanthropists (1000P) programmes in 2016. Mr Liew was a member of the Executive Committee in 2015. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of QCD Technology Pte Ltd. 

Mr Alvin Yapp

Nominated Member

Mr Alvin Yapp is a nominated member of the Executive Committee, Singapore Children’s Society. He started volunteering with Singapore Children’s Society in 2017 as a member of the Appeals Standing Committee. Since 2014, he was appointed the ambassador for the Society's fundraising programme 1000 Enterprises for Children-in-Need (1000E). He is also the Chairman of the Council of Ambassadors for two of the Society's fundraising programmes, the 1000E and the 1000 Philanthropists (1000P) programmes. Mr Yapp is the Director of BusAds Pte Ltd and the owner of the award-winning private home museum, The Intan.

Dr Chan Chee Hoe

Nominated Member

Dr Chan Chee Hoe is a nominated member of the Executive Committee, Singapore Children’s Society. He started volunteering with Singapore Children’s Society in 2012 as a member of the Sunbeam Place Standing Committee.

Assoc Prof Isabella Wong

Nominated Member

Assoc Prof Isabella Wong is a nominated member of the Executive Committee, Singapore Children’s Society, a position she held since 2017. She started volunteering with Singapore Children’s Society in 2009 as a member of the Social Work Service Standing Committee. She is a faculty member of the Psychological Studies Academic Group at the National Institute of Education, NTU.

Assoc Prof John Elliott PBM

Nominated Member

Assoc Prof John Elliott is a nominated member of the Executive Committee, Singapore Children’s Society. He started volunteering with Singapore Children’s Society in 1974 as a member of the Convalescent Home Standing Committee. He is currently the Chairperson of the Research Committee and the Book Project Committee. He is an Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore, Department of Psychology.

Mrs Mae-Lim Hoon Ann BBM

Nominated Member

Mrs Mae-Lim Hoon Ann is a nominated member of the Executive Committee, Singapore Children’s Society. She started volunteering with Singapore Children’s Society in 1983 as the Society’s Honorary Assistant Secretary and was the Honorary Secretary of the Society from 1987 to 2014. A recipient of the President’s Social Service Award in 2006, Mrs Mae-Lim is also currently a member in the Research and Advocacy Standing Committee and the Sunbeam Place Standing Committee.

 

KEY MANAGEMENT STAFF IN CORPORATE OFFICE

Mr Alfred Tan

Chief Executive Officer

Mr Alfred Tan is the Chief Executive Officer of Singapore Children’s Society, a position he held since 1999.

Ms Ang Boon Min

Director, Corporate Services

Ms Ang Boon Min is the Corporate Services Director of Singapore Children’s Society, a position she held since 2014.

Mr Chia Boon Khiang

Senior Director, Fundraising

Mr Chia Boon Khiang is the Fundraising Senior Director of Singapore Children’s Society, a position he held since 2007.